Housebound

Housebound ★★★★

2014 has been a disappointing year for horror films! Then I came across this underrated little gem! Boy oh boy did my eyes light up when I realized I had struck pay dirt!

I still can't wrap my head around the fact that this is Gerard Johnstone's directorial debut! With a great first time outing like this it tickles me to think "We haven't seen nothing yet" from this promising young director!

It pulls off a fantastic balancing act insuring the horror won't be undermined by its deadpan humor! Throw in some nail biting tension for luck and you have one hell of a viewing experience!

I love the fierce little minx Kylie Bucknell (Morgana O'Reilly)! She's tough as nails and don't take no shite from nobody! It is easy for me to invest in her and in her strained relationship with her mother Miriam Bucknell (Rima Te Wiata) and with her interactions with the security dude/amateur ghost hunter Amos (Glen-Paul Waru)!

The "Tinkling" scene damn near killed me! Laughed so hard I nearly tinkled!

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